Monday, November 10, 2014
* Electronic music may seem like the most futuristic genre of them all, but it's been around for more than a century. To learn more about what's gone before, start with the "Electonic Music Historical Overview," a one-page timeline from Indiana University that lays out the basics.
From there, the site 120 Years of Electronic Music offers further, more detailed explorations of many of the same ideas and topics. Next, pay a visit to Synthmuseum.com, "a centralized, organized and authoritative resource for information about vintage electronic musical instruments" that Keyboard magazine calls "an excellent first stop for researching particular synths or just exploring ... an information rich and well-organized resource that serves as a terrific reference."
And to explain how all this plays out the present day, the Electronic Music Guide infographic (pictured) offers a visually appealing summary of the many current sub-genres within the genre.
* St. Louis native Clark Terry is famous for being a great teacher and mentor as well as a great trumpet player. These two videos document a master class Terry gave in 2004 for Artists House in NYC, and the performance that followed: